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MS - Personalized Learning

Program Details

This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.

Every day you encourage your students to reach their potential—now reach yours. Capella University's online MS in Education Innovation and Technology specialization, Personalized Learning, helps you plan for and implement individualized learning opportunities for K-12 students.

In this specialization, you will learn current best practices in differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and Universal Design for Learning. As you master methods for applying technology in your classroom, you will participate in authentic learning experiences that incorporate student skill levels, interests, strengths and challenges.

Part of Capella's offerings in the field of education innovation and technology, this degree specialization assists you in developing a deep understanding in the use of standards, outcomes, and competencies to guide curriculum and instruction decisions with a strong focus on technology and its application in a K-12 setting.

With a master's degree with a specialization in Personalized Learning from Capella, you'll develop expertise in using models of problem-based and deeper learning to improve higher-level thinking skills in K-12 students. You will have a strong sense of the methods and tools for assessment-driven competency-based curriculum, instruction, and training, combined with the application of multiple strategies that can help students master subject matter.

Graduates with an advanced degree in personalized learning will be prepared to seek career opportunities in a variety of roles, such as classroom teachers and teacher leaders, instructional technology specialists, building technology coaches, and professionals at EdTech companies, including curriculum writers and course designers.

For current K-12 professionals interested in extending their education with a graduate degree. Capella University education programs do not lead to initial teacher licensure.

Requirements

Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

Basic requirements for all programs:

  • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Acknowledgement agreement
  • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
  • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable

Minimum level of education required:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

  • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

Capella University’s Education Preparation Provider (EPP) unit is accredited based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for a period of 8 years, from 10/22/2010 to 12/31/2018.

Capella University’s EPP is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards during fall 2017/spring 2018. CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers NCATE accreditation.

Disclosure

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, job placement or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the school’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University at 1.866.679.9687 for more information.

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